Woodworking

Opened in 2016, Woodlawn Arts Academy’s offsite community Woodshop offers woodworking classes and Open Shop work times for ages 14 and up. The Woodshop features professional woodworking equipment and skilled staff to answer questions and assist. We also offer private woodworking lessons; click here for more information.

For more information on the Community Open Woodshop, click the button below.

The Woodshop is at 1801 Plant Road, Suite 5, in Sterling. Plant Road is the drive just west of Self Help Enterprises on West LeFevre Road, near the intersection of Lynn Boulevard. The Woodshop is in the same building as the Sauk Valley Food Bank.


Santa’s Workshop

  • Ages: Family (under age 6 must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Date: Sun, 12/15/19
  • Location: Woodlawn Woodshop
Kids’ Workshop:
  • Time: 10am-Noon
  • Tuition: $5/creature
Adult Workshop:
  • Time: 1-3pm
  • Tuition: $100



Scoot Boards

  • Ages: 6-12
  • Time & Date: 1-3pm Sun, 3/29/20
  • Instructor: Isabelle Arduini
  • Location: Woodlawn Woodshop
  • Tuition: $40



Sign and Stand

  • Ages: 14-Adult
  • Time & Date: 1-3pm Sun, 9/15/19
  • Location: Woodlawn Woodshop
  • Instructor: Isabelle Arduini
  • Tuition: $75



Small Pet Bed

  • Ages: 14-Adult
  • Time & Date: 6-8pm, Mon, Wed & Fri, 4/6/20, 4/8/20 & 4/10/20
  • Location: Woodlawn Woodshop
  • Instructor: Isabelle Arduini
  • Tuition: $125



Wall Art

  • Ages: 14-Adult
  • Time & Date: 6-8pm, Tue & Wed, 3/3/20 & 3/4/20
  • Instructor: Isabelle Arduini
  • Tuition: $75